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Stop calling our Traditional marriage ceremony “Engagement” – Rex Omar



Legendary Ghanaian highlife artist, Rex Owusu Marfo, otherwise known as Rex Omar, has taken to his social media page to advise young people in Africa, especially Ghana, not to worry themselves about holding a white wedding ceremony after performing the traditional marriage rites.

In a Facebook post sighted by Ameyaw Debrah Media, the ‘Abiba’ hitmaker noted that in the African jurisdiction, the traditional ceremony is the ‘real marriage’, advising young people to desist from calling the traditional ceremony ‘Engagement’.

‘’After the two families have met and you’re done performing the traditional marriage ceremony with all the customs, please STOP calling it an engagement! That is the actual marriage according to our AFRICAN tradition laid down for us by our ANCESTORS,” he wrote.


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The father of four, therefore, indicates that after going through what is generally referred in Ghanaian parlance as ‘engagement’, there is no need for the white wedding.

“Do NOT after that put pressure on yourselves waste money that could have been used to start life to go perform another white European wedding ceremony and call that the marriage. Our ANCESTORS were NOT stupid! For the lack of knowledge, my people perished,’’ the singer added.

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